MLSnet.com rounded-up a couple pre-season games from yesterday. In order of least to greater importance/coverage:
Toronto FC 3-1 U.S. U-17s
Seeing as MLSnet.com’s report is the only place I read about this game, they get the link. Then again, what’s to get excited about? Men beating up on teenagers…old news this pre-season. The line-up has some interesting points, specifically, who isn’t lining up for TFC: Danny Dichio, Jeff Cunningham, Ronnie O’Brien…basically, most the names the average fan would recognize. Must be testing trialists and bubble players?
Chivas USA 1-0 DC United
Sure, you can read a bit on this one through the link above, but that doesn’t bear Luis Bueno’s eye-jab of a headline: “Chivas trialists beat DC.” That’s got to feel swell for DC fans (about as well, I suspect, as tales of freak injuries, recovery and uneven fitness). Anyway, Bueno’s piece also covers the game, particularly an on-field incident what sounds like a “forward’s tackle” on Jesse Marsch by Luciano Emilio; fortunately for DC fans, no retaliation came…which would have given them more distressing news to digest. Another write-up on the game came from Nick Green of 100 Percent Soccer, who liked what he saw of Chivas going forward.
For what it’s worth, this last game constitutes one of the more interesting results of the pre-season.
BONUS: What I don’t know about current pop culture can be could fill an oil refinery large enough to solve the United States’ importation of foreign oil. As such, I didn’t know who Heidi Montag is/was…but, now that I’ve seen and heard her first foray into singing stardom, I’m missing that blessed ignorance horribly.